Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Ka Makani Players will present Neil Simonʻs “Lost in Yonkers” at 7 p.m. February 26-28 at the school’s Gates Performing Arts Center. Tickets, which only are available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
About 250 parents were on campus on Thursday, October 16, for the first day of Parents Weekend. The dayʻs activities included class visits at the Middle and Upper Schools, presentations by Special Agent Arnold Laʻanui, Lewis and Clark College, and HPA guidance counselors, and lunch in the Village Campus Dining Room and in the Taylor Commons Dining Hall. Kevin MacLennan, University of Colorado, Boulder, director of admission was the featured speaker.
Students in Mr. Aaron Schorn’s Digital Journalism class worked with journalist Brad Farberman in January. Farberman lives in New York City and writes about music for JazzTimes, Timeout, and Village Voice. He also is a writing professor at Rutgers University.
This was a fantastic opportunity for students to learn how the business world of media, music, and journalism coalesce. They saw firsthand how an article is crafted, and how people can create a career out of their passions in a college class setting.
Award-winning author Ying Chang Compestine visited the Village Campus on Thursday, Feb. 19. During her presentations to students in grades K-4 and 6-8, Compestine spoke about what it is like to be a writer.
“I love children and I love to eat, so I write childrenʻs books and cookbooks,” she said.
“Classic Rock” is the theme of this year’s Twenty-Second Annual Ukulele Festival at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA). The event begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Gates Performing Arts Center, located at HPA’s Upper Campus in Waimea.
Kupuna from near and far visited their grandchildren’s classrooms during the Lower Schoolʻs Grandparents Day on Friday, February 13. The special guests later enjoyed refreshments with their grandchildren before attending a performance by Kid Pan Alley and the students at Gates Performing Arts Center.
Senior Miller White, who recently won the school-level competition of the English-Speaking Unionʻs Shakespeare Competition. Miller, who performed a monologue from Antony and Cleopatra, moves on to the state competition, which will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, at Punahou School on Oʻahu. Good luck, Miller!
Students in grades K-2 celebrated the 100th day of school on Monday, February 9. First and second graders, along with their teachers, Teri Chong and Carolyn White, dressed as their “100-year-old selves.” In the afternoon, students participated in grade level and mixed level activities focused around a “100” theme. It was a fun day for all!
Senior Harmony Graziano has been named one of more than 3,900 candidates in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2015.